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Tourism hope for threatened lemurs

Earth News - 21st February 2014
The world's most threatened primate could be saved from extinction by eco-tourism according to conservationists.

Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'

Earth News - 21st February 2014
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Owls drafted in to fight deadly virus

Earth News - 21st February 2014
Chilean officials turn to an unlikely ally - owls - to fight a virus that has already killed 15 people.

Dog and human brain link revealed

Earth News - 21st February 2014
The canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does - especially when they hear emotionally charged sounds, a study suggests.

Washed-up baby turtle 'fortunate'

Earth News - 19th February 2014
A baby loggerhead turtle washed ashore during the recent storms is "extremely fortunate" to be alive, experts say.

Bumblebees hit by honeybee diseases

Earth News - 19th February 2014
Diseases harboured by honeybees are spilling over into wild bumblebees, a study suggests.

Boost for countryside butterflies

Earth News - 19th February 2014
Countryside butterfly numbers boosted by warm summer.

VIDEO: Britain's butterfly population thriving

Earth News - 19th February 2014
Britain's butterflies thrive as a result of last summer's sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Farmland butterflies bounce back

Earth News - 19th February 2014
The UK's farmland butterflies have flourished thanks to last year's hot summer, according to the charity Butterfly Conservation.

Monkey's brain moves sedated avatar

Earth News - 18th February 2014
A monkey's brain has been used to control the movements of a sedated monkey, scientists report, raising hope for advances in overcoming paralysis.

'Rare' giraffe born in wildlife park

Earth News - 18th February 2014
A West African giraffe - said to be one of the rarest animals on the planet - is born at a Cumbrian wildlife park.

Nature's bizarre bone quiz

Earth News - 18th February 2014
Test your knowledge of some of the animal kingdom's most bizarre bones

Chicago goes to war with Asian carp

Earth News - 18th February 2014
The city of Chicago is considering drastic measures that could cost up to $18bn (£11bn) to prevent Asian carp infesting North America's Great Lakes.

Killer starfish threatens Great Barrier Reef

Earth News - 16th February 2014
Waves of carnivorous starfish are eating their way through Australia's Great Barrier Reef - and sugar cane farming is being blamed.

Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga

Earth News - 14th February 2014
Scientists say the fact that Arctic Beluga whales now carry the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a reflection of the significant recent rise in temperatures in the region.

Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill'

Earth News - 14th February 2014
Scientists say that tuna swimming in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have experienced heart damage.

African states spurn ivory sales

Earth News - 13th February 2014
The leaders of four African nations have pledged to honour a 10-year moratorium on sales of ivory.

Ancient reptile's birth fossilised

Earth News - 13th February 2014
A rare fossil reveals how marine reptiles evolved to give birth to live young, say scientists.

Glorious greenery - winning garden images

Earth News - 13th February 2014
Images from the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2014

Scientists count whales from space

Earth News - 13th February 2014
High-resolution satellite imagery is used to automatically count southern right whales swimming off Argentina's coast – a development that could greatly assist the animals’ conservation.